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Just because you're a local doesn't mean you can't be a tourist in your own community. Local businesses are eager for customers to return.

Satisfy your sweetest cravings in South King County

At this point, you're probably ready to start 2021 and get the COVID-19 pandemic out of your mind. What better way to do that than to try different desserts and explore the Pacific Northwest? That's right, here's your excuse to indulge your sweet tooth all year long!

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 still remains a priority though, so local businesses have adapted to bring you the things you've always enjoyed in a safe, fun way.

The "Do Something" campaign, created by Visit Seattle and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, encourages people in King County to go shopping, order food, get outdoors and basically be a tourist in your own community. Tourism brought in billions of dollars in revenue and created thousands of jobs in 2019.

Just because you're a local doesn't mean you can't be a tourist in your own community. Local businesses are eager for customers to return, no matter where they're from, so they've adapted to the pandemic with responsible precautions to keep everyone safe.

Now go discover all the sweet treats South King County has to offer. There are plenty!

Seattle Chocolate

Calling all choc-a-holics! This is the factory where your dreams come true. Shop for chocolate bars, truffles, caramels, care packages and more at Seattle Chocolate, located in Tukwila and available online! Plus, don't forget that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. This can be your go-to gift shop for that special someone and anytime you want to give yourself a pick-me-up.

KJ's Cakery Bakery

Cakes and other sweets galore await you at KJ's Cakery Bakery in Kent. This sweet shop creates specialty cakes in traditional flavors as well as fun ones like salted caramel and lemon drop. You can also order cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweets on their website. The options are endless, so start tasting today!

Medzo Gelato Bar

If you love coffee and frozen treats, you've come to the right place. There are few more satisfying combos than a hot cup of coffee and a cold scoop of gelato. Medzo Gelato Bar in Burien makes all of their gelato and sorbet in-house, using high-quality, organic ingredients. You'll find traditional favorites as well as flavors unique to the Mediterranean region. Stop by to try one (or several)!

You don't have to travel far to enjoy delicious food and delectable desserts in the Pacific Northwest. When you commit to having fun locally, you'll benefit small businesses and learn to appreciate the things close to home.

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